The Decision That Changed My Life

And then one day the decision was made and life hasn’t been the same since. I left the beaten path and began a slow and meandering, aimless journey into the bramble of the unknown. I left my cozy security blanket behind and set out to do… who knows what. I set out to do something…

Stranded in Death Valley: Epilogue

First, make sure you read these: Stranded in Death Valley (part 1 of 3) Stranded in Death Valley (part 2 of 3) Stranded in Death Valley (part 3 of 3) When officer Loggins arrived, it finally felt as though we could breath easy. The worst was behind us and now all we had to do…

Stranded in Death Valley (Part 3 of 3)

See the rest of the story: Stranded in Death Valley (part 1 of 3) Stranded in Death Valley (part 2 of 3)  When I turned off the ignition of the car for the last time, the temperature outside was approaching 95 degrees. We had gone around a bend and the sun had crept back behind…

Becoming an Aussie

So, I’ve been living in Australia for a little over 4 months now. The word living changes everything about how this trip has been. It’s completely different to the traveling that I’ve done in the past, because I’m not just here to see all the wonders, soak up the culture, and then head back home…

The Year of Adventure: Update

Earlier this year, I defined this year to be my Year of Adventure. I outlined a very ambitious list of goals that I had for myself. If you’d like to see the list, you can read my post here. Now, I haven’t done a lot of the things that I set out to do, but I…

The Right Way, The Wrong Way, & Our Way

Sometimes in life you have to learn how to do something by seeing how NOT to do it. I’d like to share with you all a cautionary tale about how not to proceed through South America, learned recently through my unfortunate personal experience. I just want to point out that while living this experience, there…

The Time In Between

It’s been more than 4 months since my last post. Maybe you’ve been wondering what’s been going on with me. Maybe you’ve been worried that something bad has happened to me. Perhaps you didn’t even notice my absence at all. That hurts my feelings. Well, I just wanted to take a second and tell you…

The Year Of Adventure

Last year I made a rather bold New Year’s resolution. I resolved myself to have a new experience each and every week of the year. That’s fifty-two new experiences in total. As crazy as that was, I was determined to meet my goal… Until I started classes that is. I was quickly overwhelmed by schoolwork…

Is The Ocean Overrated?

So, I’m sitting here, on the beach (yes, I’m blogging on the beach… jealous?) in Coronado, California just thinking about beachy things and dipping my delicate toesies in the water and it occurs to me, maybe the ocean isn’t as rad as everyone wants you to think it is. Maybe it’s just a ploy invented…

The Year 2011: a recap

This is a (non-exhaustive) list of the things that did NOT happen to me in 2011: I did not keep my New Year’s resolution from 2010 I did not grow a wicked sweet mustache I did not win the Powerball jackpot and subsequently fly my friends, my family, Jay-Z, and Kanye out to a tropical…